The Uncharted movie sure sounds rotten. David O. Russell directing Mark Wahlberg and a family of archaeologists? Stupid! Good thing the game's developer is saying the Hollywood actor's claims just aren't true. Well, sorta.
"First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell," Uncharted 3 director Justin Richmond tells Joystiq. "He actually called us up and was like, 'I don't know what these guys are talking about.'"
Does Russell know what he was talking about with the LA Times? "This idea really turns me on that there's a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities ... [a family] that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice," Russell told the paper earlier this month. A force to be reckoned with? Metes out justice? Really?
'Cause that's what sounds dumb, not the Mark Wahlberg part and not even the Robert De Niro bit. But according to Joystiq, Wahlberg is not "anywhere near" being confirmed for the lead role as Nathan Drake.
Just put Mark Wahlberg — or whomever — in jeans and a t-shirt. Give him good lines and have him climb and swing on things and punch guys in the face. None of this drivel about "a force to be reckoned with" and "metes out justice". If Russell can do that, Uncharted might actually be, as Wahlberg said, off the charts.